ARMCO

PO Box 21073, Spruceland RPO, Prince George, BC  V2M7A5 

Phone 250-562-6699   Fax  250-596-6982    armco1@shaw.ca

Please note the new phone and fax numbers :)Used Guns (and neat stuff :) For Sale

August 29, 2014

 

As part of our sort-of retirement plans, transfer of the ARMCO Repair/Custom work to Clarence at his new shop - Bumblbee Custom Machine - www.bcm-guns.ca - has now happened and he is up and running and continuing to put out some awfully nice work.

Sales at ARMCO will of course continue, and even grow, with lots more cool stuff arriving all the time.  We will be cooperating on warranty and other work, and there will be a lot of traffic between our two shops for the foreseeable future  :)

Armco's revised drop-in/visiting hours are working well!  Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00, at least for now, plus Saturday 9-12 and 1-3 gives us those times to visit, and talk.  It has turned out to be a highlight of my week.  As before if you're traveling through we can make other arrangements  :)  We still take a break from answering the phone on Tuesdays and Thursdays and that has really upped productivity, too!   Thanks, guys!!  (and ladies:)

 

 

All Prices are in Canadian Dollars and Note!  No foreign (including US) sales - sorry!     Used Guns are all subject to a one week inspection period.  Return prepaid for full refund if not satisfied.

We will also sell your handgun or long gun for a 15% commission (or $50, whichever is higher).  We need it here for inspection before accepting for sale.   Call or email for details.

 

  Shipping and Tax extra (unless otherwise indicated) - Tax is 5 and 7% in BC, HST wherever it is in force, 5% GST elsewhere.       Shipping usually in the $20 to $50 range with  full insurance depending on where you are and the value of the gun....  Long guns in a new hard case - add $24

You may notice the line-up below changes constantly.  Sales have been brisk and a lot of guns don't even make it to this page.   If you have a special item you are looking for, let me know and I'll contact you as soon as something likely shows up.  Well over half of the guns I get have a home already picked out :)

Click on images to enlarge - I usually have lots more pics of the guns below, so just ask!  AND trade-ins almost always welcome

 
 
 
BTW, we have come across at least one Norc 1911 loose enough that on firing it was letting the slide back half the length of the case - riding over the top of the barrel hood without linking down.  A blow-back 45! It was jamming there every shot otherwise it would have kept on.  This is a case blow-out waiting to happen - maybe something to consider for those who ask "why pay more for an ARMCO-tightened and tuned Norc?"  It did ruin both the barrel and slide...
 
Coming:  Ruger SR9, Really shiny Desert Eagle in 44 (On hold, Rob), barely used 45 Spartan...Custom Para 45, Many more, lovely Ruger SR9, nice Armco-tunmed Norc Commander, Norinco Camo M14, S&W 45 M&P, S&W model 52...

 

Restricted Handguns: 
Tra-La!  Just had my friend Chris do up my 9mm STI Spartan in Cerakote.  Love it!  Feels very smooth and everything went together great. Prices for the coatings are $125 on a stripped gun, $190 for an assembled one, Stainless as above, gloss black, matt black, OD available...... 
An as-new tuned STI Spartan lower - set up for 9mm (can be set up for 40 or 45)  Now $399 complete with slide stop and magazine ..
Just uncovered - a Ruger 9mm P85 Mk II with three mags.  Case, manual, this pistol seems to have only test-fired, then put away.  $399 - trades?  These guns are famous for their durability and reliability - what else would you expect from a Ruger?  Sold - Darrell :)
The Model 27 for decades was the flagship of Smith & Wesson revolvers - flawless finish, fully checkered topstrap (and that's pure art - I've done it, and not nearly as well) smooth action, and incredible accuracy.  In some eyes, equaled by the Colt Python, which came out later, but I'm not convinced  :) I have seen one shoot into less than two inches at 100 yards out of a ransom rest! This one wears the comfy Pachmayr Presentation grips and having shot almost exclusively 38 Special target loads, is barely broken in  :)  Impossible to wear out these 44 Magnum-sized N frame 357's anyway! $790 - Trades?  on hold -  greg 
 
Here is a "Canadian Version" 107mm S&W 686 set up here for IPSC competition and is totally ready to take on even the Grand Master Class!  Let's see - Clarence's superb trigger job and smoothing, green fiber optic front sight, custom exotic wood grips with grip tape in the right places, built-in trigger lock removed (these have been known to lock up the gun by themselves) - moon clip conversion with chambers lightly beveled.  This gun has about 2000 rounds through it, then the owner got tired of constantly winning and switched to one of our Shadows and Production Division - a new challenge.  This revolver has to be handled and shot to be believed - the DA pull is above 6 lbs but you wouldn't think so!  You can of course still single-load ammo or use speedloaders if you want to avoid loading and unloading moon clips.  Comes with 6 moon clips - more available as soon as I find them  :)  Almost $400 spent on this revolver over the new price ($899) - $1049 - trades?
Saying this is special doesn't even start to do it justice.  I have never seen an example this nice of a 1903 Pocket Model Colt 38 "Rimless Smokeless" in a museum or book.  Also known as the Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38, much scarcer than the 6" military models, this is a 4.5", made in 1917, with a shorter grip and magazine than the more common military model.  Has been fired, but likely less than a box, and handling wear is extremely light, with a perfect bore and internals.  Ammo - .38 ACP, NOT 38 Super - is still readily available..Now $2190 - trades welcome.
Another one of my own I've been saving - a centerfire Lefaucheux that is common as a pinfire, rarely see in the centerfire version - Appears to be a Swedish military revolver in 11mm - likely an experimental one as it has no Swedish markings.  It definitely qualifies as an Antique and just needs to be de-registered.  Actually in pretty nice condition, with a lot of original finish remaining, good chambers, some pitting in the strongly-rifled .429 bore, definitely NOT an ARMCO trigger pull.  Everything original, and works well.  It would take 44 Russian rounds if loaded (lightly) with black powder, but this is not a bear gun!  $600 no tax  :)
 Rimfire Handguns:
GSG 22LR conversion for all 1911's - all you need including one magazine - $249...
"As-new" is the only way to describe this Browning Buckmark 22 pistol - complete with Ultragrip and fiber optic front sight - case, manual, 2 mags, fired but hard to tell...$389 - trades?
Three  -Oops Two- very nice High Standards...
This High Standard Dura-Matic 100 is in fantastic condition for a 1958 pistol.  This was not one of their really high-end target models but a very accurate, dependable plinker.  Made in Hamden, Connecticut, this is one of the good ones!  $349 - trades?
And this one certainly is one of the fancy ones - a Supermatic Citation Model 103 with all the bells and whistles.  Made in 1960 in Hamden, Connecticut - $749 with one magazine - trades?
This Star 22 auto is old-school, with the front sight adjustable for elevation and the rear for windage.  Tight, solid and very accurate, 1 magazine - $269  - trades?
Prohibs:
 
And this 4" Python is absolutely gorgeous - one-owner, unfired, original box and papers with the 1983 registration papers.  Has 2 pairs of Hogue exotic (Pao Ferro and Rosewood) grips and a rubber set (in case he ever decided to go shooting with it) as well as the mint factory ones, six HKS Speedloaders and the Safariland belt clips for them - $1790 - Trades?
Very nice heavy barrel 38 Special S&W Model 36 3" (prohib) - Minimally fired - $239 - trades?
Lovely S&W Model 34 22LR "Kit Gun" so named for the Americans' popular carrying of them in their fishing tackle boxes (we never could in Canada  :)  These are getting rare!  now $319 - trades?
 
 Some of my own - no tax... all these are 12(6) Prohibs...
 
These Basque autos are Spanish-made and actually shoot rather well.  I used to own a .32 many years ago and recall it as being a decent shooter.  Not of the same quality as a PPK, naturally, but very usable.  This one is in .380 and is a little more serious than the .32's. Box, 2 mags...now $149 - Trades? 

One of my own, so no tax  :)  A nice 1950's Colt "357 Magnum" - the forerunner of the Python - basically a Python without the ribbed barrel - this one has the target sights, flared hammer and trigger -  now $399 - trades?  I can vouch for the accuracy and lovely action of this one as it remained my favourite for many years, shooting only 38 Special target ammo, until I got my S&W Model 627...  I am partial to S&W's, what can I say   :)

MAB Modele R - a 32acp French pistol very close to the Model D that is the common civilian version, but patterned more for military use, with an exposed hammer and lanyard ring.  Very few of these were made as the army went to 9mm,  and today it is much rarer than the D series..small crack in the right grip by the top screw, lovely bore and internals  Now $199 - no tax 
Two Webleys I don't shoot any more- the first one is a 3" Mark III 38 revolver (Sherlock Holmes era) that is very special. 95% finish, internals as-new, grips 95%+, top strap engraved with the Scottish importer's name and address(es).  The slightly larger one is a commercial Webley in 38S&W also, approx 1930's, and in remarkable condition.  NOT a wartime model!    Now Small 38-$400, Large 38 - $200,  - I'll consider trades...
This is a lovely 380 Beretta Model 1934 that I had Jim Ford restore for me a while back  because I am fascinated by 380's - and because this Beretta fits my hand so well.  Shoots great, looks good, not original, but so what? I hear Mussolini used to own this one - well, one like it  :)  now $250 no tax  :)
 
LONG GUNS: 
 
 
Savage AXIS 308 with 3-9 Bushnell scope - $369 - trades?
As-new Browning take-down BLR in 270 short magnum.  12 shots fired, 2 mags, mounts and rings, original box - $999 - trades?  That gives you $200 worth of extras included in regular price  :)
 
Here is the justly famous Benelli NOVA 12 gauge pump "assault" shotgun.  2 3/4" or 3" shells, nice sights - New, UNFIRED - see New Gun page  :)
Tricked out Remington 870 12 gauge pump - 18.5" barrel, extended mag, Custom forestock with accessory rails and adjustable rear, sidesaddle ammo holder - $399 - trades?
Here is a svelte 20 gauge (up to 3") Remington 11-87.  Barely fired (200 rounds), this has the extra choke tubes you need.  Noticeably lighter and more nimble than the 12 gauge version, I much prefer this - $599 - trades?
This Savage Accu-Trigger Model 16 in 22-250 is perfect for foxes and coyotes, even wolf hunting on those big lakes, and friends have been known to prefer these for moose - with the right bullets  :)  Detachable magazine, Weaver mounts, stainless/synthetic for those nasty days - unfired - sorry, I lost the box - $699 - trades?
 

A mint unfired John Rigby 275 Model 98 Sporter, complete with the best QD claw mounts made (worth a small fortune alone).  This rifle is gorgeous (and should be for the over $9000 retail price).  $6990 - Trades welcome..

This a special Swede, in the incomparable 6.5 x 55 caliber  :)  Model 96 Mauser by Carl Gustaf, properly cut and crowned barrel to 24",  Fiberglass stock, Timney trigger, Buehler safety (cock on opening) Bushnell Banner 3-9 scope.  Mild to shoot but and powerful, these are superbly accurate and this one is certainly no exception.  It's what I shoot!   $429 - trades?
Now this is rare - and nice!  A Remington Model 4 Rolling Block take-down model in 25 rimfire - my very first real rifle was a Stevens Favorite in 25!  Expensive to shoot compared to the 22's, even in 1954  :)  I learned to make every shot count!  This one is the "Boy's Rifle" and would be very shootable for someone with a few boxes of ammo stashed away  :) $990 - trades?    Now $700 - no tax includes 100 rds ammo worth $200.
And... Neat stuff!!
In stock now!  8 round stainless 45 1911 mags - $30 each. These are the same as supplied with 45 STI handguns so first-rate quality :)  Also now have the 10 round 9mm single stack mags by Metalform - (what I use  :) - $42..
Lee Enfield new forend metal - $30
NEA 14" barrel for Remington 870 12 Gauge shotgun.  These need slight extractor fitting for some 870's...$150
We have a lot of tuned STI and SVI mags for 45 2011's - $70/90 each...these are the 126mm IPSC Standard-length ones. 
 
Here is a NIB Tru-Glo sight set (Tritium plus fiber-optic so a night and day set-up  :) for the Kimber 1911 $80
The parts only - no receiver  :(   This is one of the AP-80 22LR AK47 look-alikes that the RC MP says are prohibs.  If they want the receiver, fine, but they're only getting that  :)   It was registered as non-restricted and they can't put it into 12(5), although they won't leave it as non-restricted either.    HMMM.       I want $200 for all but the receiver - would make a great Krinker Plinker.  I'm sure you can figure out how to mount the pieces on your 10-22...
40 Beretta model 96 mags - original factory pinned regular-capacity mags - $40 each
 
And now we have both small and full-size Fake suppressors for AR's - the new larger ones can be re-treaded to larger sizes as well (the small one can not)  $79 and $249
Still some Norc and Spartan slides, frames and barrels... see "guns in parts" section.... one new Norc Commander frame...
Building an AR?  Here we go -   A2 grip with bolt - $15.  Colt Large diameter pin - $20.  Trigger guard - $8.  Safety - $10.    Mag release - $12.  Bolt release - $10. 
Lovely NC Ordnance "Ivory" grips for a Colt Officer's model and copies - New - $40
Norc P22 grips - (fit P226 SIG too)  $5
Tokarev parts - in this case brand new Chinese pieces. Frame with Mag. catch and trigger - $60.  Slide - $80.   Hammer/sear group complete - $40
Got a compact Tanfoglio or Witness - or one with the magwell?  These exotic wood grips are lovely (and unused) but won't fit the standard model - $60
Another set for the Compact model - $10
New stock grips that actually feel pretty good - for a Baby Eagle - $20
Want to try your hand at checkering?  How about building your own design with a wood-burning kit?  These are lovely smooth hardwood grips off new STI GI models - $25/pair
Stock SIG P226 grips - as-new, perfect for making that older Norinco NP22 feel sooo much nicer - $25  Still looking for them...
FNP 45 mag - $40
Stock M4 hand guard - brand new - $20
 Want to to mount a light or laser on your 1911 - and a lot of similar guns?  These rails easily mount to your dust shield, with the screws on the inside, so all you do is drill two small holes and countersink them...$49... 0r $89 installed on your gun - we have lots now  :) 
We just made up a bunch of Armco Squib Rods.  Top quality brass shaft with a swaged-on alloy cap.   - if you don't have one, you will need it sooner or later.  We know you'd never load a case without powder but your friends will  :)  $25 - specify caliber... 

This is a  "Four-Star"Ed Brown compensator - currently in 40/10mm, but we'll ream to 45 if wanted - $80  needs a 5.5" threaded barrel with .575" x 40 pi threads.

   
Guns sold or on Hold  
   
S&W 12(6) Model 10-5 in 38 Special is a 4" (12(6) Prohib in lovely shape - custom grips - a wonderful shooter - $279 - trades?  Sold - Danny  :)
Oh Boy!  This is a custom BRNO Model 5 from 1970.  22LR caliber, Cherrywood mannlicher stock, fully glass-bedded, Burris 4X scope with adjustable objective, Williams front & rear sights, flush sling mounts, one 10 rd and 3 5 rd mags, extra Warne scope mounts, Bikini scope covers, superb accuracy.  You'll never find another like this - $890 - trades? Sold, Jon  :)  
This Beretta 7.65 (32ACP caliber) Model 1935 is all original, and sports the familiar plum coloured slide (very hard steel)  $250 - no tax, trades considered  :) On hold  :)  
Sig-Sauer P220R 45 Elite with nite sights and exotic (Purty!) wood grips.  Barely fired,this one proved too big for small hands - I love the feel of it  :)  Case, Papers, two mags - $1199 - trades?  Sold - Joe  :)  
This is a lovely, tuned here, stainless AMT Government Model 45 Auto.  One of the early, good ones, and now quite rare, this gun has a fabulous trigger pull, fixed sights, target trigger, nice walnut grips, extended safety, slide stop and mag release.   2 mags.   Now $599 - trades?   One year warranty  :)  On hold - Spencer  :)   
Very nice tricked out .223 DPMS Model A15, lovely light and crisp trigger, RRA forend with full length top rail plus side rails at the front only, 20" match barrel, telescoping stock, one 20/5 mag.  Shows very few rounds - $1290 - trades?  -  on hold - Mike  :)  
Colt Officer's Model Match 22 target revolver - Obviously used but babied and has the most wonderful SA trigger pull - Pachmayr Presentation grips - $629-trades?  Very rare - Sold Craig :)  
"Lovely" accurately describes this Model 17-4 Smith & Wesson 22 (Short, Long and LR) revolver.  I used one of these with 22 Shorts to get my grand-daughters started many years ago.  Felt like an air pistol for recoil (Recoil, what recoil?)  and was very quiet - still used muffs of course -  AND the accuracy was superb!   They loved it  :)  This one is better yet  :)   $699 - trades?  Sold - Gord  :)  
And here's a 1911 Winchester Model 1897 short-barreled take-down shotgun.  This one has been gone over professionally for Cowboy action and is very smooth!  Needs a front bead - still looking for those  :)  Lovely bore and innards.  Reblued at some point - $449 - Trades?  Sold  -  Steve  :)
Here is the SR-22 Ruger I've been promising - barely 100 rounds and with a neat forward grip/Bipod.  All original stuff including the triggerlock (that doubles as a boat anchor), Box, factory mag, flip-up sights - this gun is immaculate!  Sold - Chad  :) 
Absolutely lovely  Belgian Browning Hi-Power 9mm with the old style extractor and Pachmayr grips.  Armco trigger job, one magazine - $790 - trades?  Sold - Robert  :) 
This Smith & Wesson 22A pistol could pass for new - 2 mags, box, papers, $299 - trades?  This is one of the few 22 pistols out there with a man-sized grip.  Feels very nice!  Sold - Mike  :)
Walther P22 semi-auto 22LR pistol.  2 Mags, case, papers, grip inserts - $349 - trades?  Gone - Jurgen  :)  
GSG 1911-22 as-new and tuned - $399.  On hold - David  :)
A nice, tight Colt Model 1991A1 series 80 45.  One magazine, 90% finish, very little use - $690 - trades?  On hold - Paul  :)
A really nice Walther post-war P38 9mm pistol.  One mag, VG+ inside and out, these are getting scarce now - $399 - trades?  Sold, Shawn  :)  
If Crocodile Dundee packed a 44 Magnum, this would be it  :)  The 9.5" Ruger Super Redhawk - dead stock and only lightly used -  case, manual, scope rings, and a "modest" padlock included - $699 - trades?  Sold - Wayne  :)  
Lovely 6" Ruger GP100 stainless 357 - ver $599 - trades?  On hold - Travis  :)  
Ruger Charger - the popular benchrest pistol version of the 10-22 - could pass for new - one 10 round magazine, bipod, red dot sight - a ton of cheap shooting fun - $399 - trades?  Sold - Dean  :)  
This is the rare and desirable Colt LE6920 AR in 223.  Barely fired, One magazine - $2349 - trades? Sold - awaiting trade :)  
Sig-Sauer Mosquito 22 in the lovely two tone finish.  Almost unused, this comes with the factory case, papers, 2 mags  - $369 -  trades?  On hold - Spencer  :)  
In lovely shape, especially for its age, this High Standard HD Military 22 from 1948 has the outside hammer I like so much.  Had one of these in the seventies and really liked it  :)  One magazine - $349 - trades?  Gone - Dean  :)
Whoa!  This not a gun you pack into the mountains for sheep!  Almost unfired, this Savage Model 10 BA is chambered in 308 (one of the very few I'd feel comfortable shooting at 1000 yards in this caliber  :) and is totally set up.  Fitted Pelican case on wheels, Vector Sagittarius 10-40 x 56 tactical scope, adjustable cheekpiece, bipod, 10 rd magazine, and a wonderful (ACCU) trgger.  These list from $2200 - $2600 in stock form - the scope is $600 US - the Pelican case lists at $400 -   $2390 - trades of lesser guns?  Sold Yuri  :)